Over the last four years, guitarist Alexandra Whittingham has reached listeners worldwide, not only through concerts and competition successes but above all online, where her video performances of classical guitar repertoire have gained over 25 million YouTube views. Now she brings all of her freshness, charm, curiosity and determination to bear on her first studio album. Recorded in a year when the relationship between musicians and audiences has never been more topical, My European Journey is a testament to what the imagination can achieve in a time of unprecedented physical barriers.
In this heartfelt, enchanting exploration of the guitar’s great coming of age in nineteenth-century Europe, staple works by Napoléon Coste, Giulio Regondi and Luigi Legnani give a warm Romantic embrace to a clutch of lesser-known miniatures – brimming with character and local colour from Vienna, London, Copenhagen and beyond. All are given vivid new life here, by an artist for whom connecting with audiences is second nature.